Poets are masters. They must be. Their medium requires picking the perfect word and rhythm. One wrong syllable can mean the difference between beauty and disaster.
Every once in a while, I need reminded of this. I enjoy the editing process (weird, I know), but I will still eventually tire of it. You can read the same story so much that it all blends together. Once that initial tremble of pleasure at turning a wordy, ho-hum passage into something tighter and more exciting passes, it can be tedious to continue with the editing. But never give up!
My new goal for my current WIP is to have the flow and beauty of prose I admire so much. When I need inspiration, there are a few places I go.
Are there any books or videos you’d recommend?